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Indigenous Student Services Committee

About the committee

The Indigenous Student Services Committee is a specialist forum and working group for the development and advancement of Indigenous student services and support across UTS with a view to improve Indigenous student progression and completion rates. The Indigenous Student Services Committee reports to the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee.

Meeting dates 2017

Monday 3 April
Monday 4 September

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Location: Chancellery Boardroom, level 4, Building 1, City campus, Broadway (CCB01.04A.26)

Committee contact

Lucy Forshaw
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 9770
Fax: 02 9514 1232
Email: Lucy.Forshaw@uts.edu.au

Composition and membership

Composition Membership
Deputy Director, Students and Community Engagement, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research or named nominee (Chair)* Maree Graham
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) or named nominee* Professor Michael McDaniel
Coordinator, Learning Development, Jumbunna Dr Tracy Barber
Director, Student Services Unit or named nominee* Brett Smout
Scholarships Office representative or named nominee* Suzanne Geraghty (nominee)
Director, External Relations or named nominee Brigette Sancho (nominee)
Director, Student Administration Unit or named nominee Jacqui Wise
Director UTS: International or named nominee Simon Watson (nominee)
One Indigenous student, to be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) following a call for expressions of interest Michael Mieni
Co-opted Faculty membership as and if appropriate, as determined by the Chair in consultation with the Deans Tim Laurence

* See note on quorum.

Terms of reference

The Indigenous Student Services Committee will:

  • Consider, develop and improve Indigenous student services and support across UTS.
  • Recommend practical initiatives for inclusion into relevant sections of the Indigenous Education Strategy.
  • Coordinate and implement initiatives aimed at progressing Indigenous student retention, success and completion rates at UTS.
  • Provide advice or action as appropriate any relevant matters referred to it by the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee.

Procedural matters

Term of office

The term of office for a member of the Indigenous Student Services Committee, other than a member required for quorum (as indicated by an asterisk next to their position), will be two years.

Review of membership

The composition and membership of the Indigenous Student Services Committee will be reviewed periodically by the Chair in accordance with the procedures approved by the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee and amended from time to time.

Quorum

To be quorate, the four members with an asterisk next to their position or their named nominees (where applicable) must be present.

Frequency of meetings

The Indigenous Student Services Committee meets at least twice per year.